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GAYC 2013 Schedule of Trainings! Available for download on our GAYC Training Page.
GAYC Conference in Duluth, GA, October 11-12, 2013. Click the GAYC Conference button to the left for more information.
SECA Conference in Williamsburg, VA, January 16 - 18, 2014. visit www.southernearlychildhood.org
Report A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South's Public Schools A new report released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) finds that public schools in the American South no longer enroll a majority of White students for the first time in history. Check out the report to read more about the new trend and its implications. Link to http://www.southerneducation.org/pdf/New%20Diverse%20Majority.pdf
"Preschool: The Best Job-Training Program" - Sharing this link in case you haven't read the article or listened to the NPR segment (additional supporting resources listed at the bottom of the article).
Children's Book Sale at GAYC Feb. 23, 2013 Training - See Training Page Schedule
Training Calendar and Registration forms can be downloaded from this website by clicking the GAYC Training button on the left.
Ongoing Free ECE Career Counseling - Are you a teacher, director, family child care provider, or trainer and want to improve your professional development? Or, are you just thinking about entering the ECE field? Free career counseling is available to you through GAYC's Advancing Careers program. Call toll free 1-888-405-2238 1-888-405-2238 or visit the Advancing Careers page of this website, www.gayconline.org/advancingcareers
Ongoing NAEYC Radio enables you to listen to brief, insightful interviews with leading experts in early childhood development right on your computer anytime. Available "on demand," NAEYC Radio provides a fast, easy and convenient way to stay on top of the latest developments and "next" practices in the field. http://www.naeyc.org/about/radio/
Posted See the GAYC audited financial statements (FY12) and tax Form 990 (FY12) for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2010 and 2011 under Files of Interest at the bottom of the page.
Ongoing NAEYC Radio Click here for a link to listen. Also available on i Tunes! Receive Help with NAEYC Accreditation!
Ongoing Want to Keep up with the Changes in NAEYC Accreditation? - visit the accreditation section at www.naeyc.org and sign up for TORCH and accreditation e-News.
GAYC is helping centers statewide achieve NAEYC Accreditation under our GAYC Accreditation Facilitation Project. Applicants must be licensed/exempt centers and must be serious in reaching the level of quality necessary for NAEYC Accreditation. Join the waiting list so GAYC can demonstrate demand and be ready to accept new centers now. Call GAYC now at 404-222-0014 404-222-0014 for more details. The GAYC Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) was released on April 30, 2010! As we all know, DAP is the key to improved quality. This statement is an outstanding tool for GAYC and others to gain a better understanding of DAP and to encourage more programs to use DAP. The Position Statement covers a description of DAP, how DAP supports quality early childhood education, how GAYC supports DAP, what Georgia needs to do, and much more. To read the complete statement, download the GAYC DAP Position Statement 2010 PDF document.
The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) ECLKC: One-Stop Information for Head Start, includes information for parents and professionals on early childhood, www.ECLKC.ohs.acf.hhs.gov. For more information about the ECLKC, contact Head Start Knowledge & Information Management Services (HSKIMS) toll free, 1-866-763-6481 1-866-763-6481 , or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have The Book of Forms?
Revised in 2010. The Book of Forms, A Resource Tool for Georgia's Child Care Administrators? The Book of Forms can assist directors in gathering documentation and organizing their employee forms with ease of use. An order form is available for download at the bottom of this page.